HC Deb 29 April 1948 vol 450 c85W
Mr. Hollis

asked the Minister of Pensions whether the recent readjustment of pensions for veterans of the 1914 war will also affect veterans of the Boer War and other previous wars.

Mr. Buchanan

I assume the hon. Member has in mind the provision for special hardship allowance, which was recently extended to partially disabled, pensioners of the 1914 world war. As the majority of those pensioners of earlier wars who are in receipt of pensions at world war rates are now over 65 years of age, it is unlikely that they are still in the employment field. The allowance will, however, be paid to any pensioner still employed who fulfils the conditions specified in my reply to the hon. and gallant Member for Tiverton (Mr. Amory) on 20th April, 1948.